Center for Lay Ministries

Food Pantry/Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Services

CALENDAR OF EVENTS:  CENTER FOR LAY MINISTRIES FOOD PANTRY AND BLISS HOUSE

A DAY OF GIVING

VERY IMPORTANT:   CLM IS HARNESSING THE POWER OF OUR COMMUNITY TO SUPPORT OUR FOOD PANTRY AND RECOVERY PROGRAM FOR WOMEN THROUGH A DAY OF LOCAL GIVING - - 


PLEASE mark your calendars for SEPTEMBER 12. It will be a day for everyone to support our online campaign through your donation at: https://www.giveforgoodlouisville.org/organizations/center-for-lay-ministries?fbclid=IwAR0dnOb7agP7og2_x4CaoSOGgLJNAWyPbqVXR1g3qCVGWDKZtvHaJ-oGeZA #GiveForGoodLou

If you are one of our supporters and would be willing to help us spread the word...we are in need of fundraising champions to help drive people to our Give For Good Louisville profile on September 12. Contact us for more information on how to become a fundraising champion or just go to: 

https://www.giveforgoodlouisville.org/organizations/center-for-lay-ministries and click on orange Fundraiser button at the top to get started!

The Center for Lay Ministries (CLM) OFFERING COOKING WORKSHOPS~ September 10 (4-H classes) and September 18 (Purdue classes)


Interested in learning new recipes? CLM is offering two separate group workshop sessions.

In partnership with Purdue Extension, CLM is offering FREE cooking/nutrition classes for the community, providing simple solutions to help families to eat smart and move more. The Nutrition Education Program participants will learn how to prepare healthier recipes for participants and their families. These one-hour workshops will be held once a week for four weeks, beginning Wednesday, September 18, 2019 beginning at 11 am at the CLM Food Pantry, 213 East Maple Street, Jeffersonville, IN 47130. Please register by calling CLM at 812-282-0063.

CLM has also teamed up with Clark County 4-H Junior Leaders to offer Cooking Classes at CLM. Kids and adults are invited to attend! Classes are FREE and will last one hour. Classes will be held on the following dates and times: September 10 (2-3pm) and (3-4pm), September 17 (4-5pm) and (5-6pm), and September 24 (2-3pm) and (3-4pm). All participants will receive a free cookbook and be able to eat the recipe prepared that day. Please register by calling CLM at 812-282-0063.

The purpose of the Center for Lay Ministries is to provide services to vulnerable populations in the local community with compassion, dignity and respect. The CLM Food Pantry is open six days a week to meet the needs of Clark County residents who struggle with food insecurity. We provide food to 800 clients and their families each month. 

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Hunger to Hope Gala - a Luau


The Gala was held August 22 at the The Refinery South, and a good time was had by all.  Bonnie Ryan was honored at the Volunteer of the Year, while Melissa Wolf was the Bliss House Alumni Speaker.  Entertainment was by Jeremy Sharfe, who we sincerely appreciate.  He not only was our DJ, he was also the Master of Ceremony and then entertained playing the guitar and singing.  Thank you to our primary sponsor, Clark Memorial Health, and to our table sponsors:  Park Memorial Church, First Savings Bank, Lee and Linda Overpeck, The New Washington State Bank, The Louisville Bats, and the American Commercial Barge Line, Rev. Jim Moon, Jeremy Sharfe, to all who worked hard planning the Gala...and to everyone who attended this event.   


Enjoy a few pictures of the Gala:  

COOKING MATTERS~

In partnership with Dare to Care, CLM is offering free cooking classes for current food pantry clients and qualifying low-income participants. Cooking Matters participants will learn how to prepare healthier recipes for participants and their families. Each week attendees will receive free grocery items to prepare the recipes at home, along with a free workbook full of tasty recipes and simple tips on buying healthy, low-cost foods. These workshops will be held once a week for six weeks, beginning Tuesday, April 2, and will run from 10 am - noon at the CLM Food Pantry, 213 East Maple Street, Jeffersonville, IN 47130.
To register for our six week class, please call 812-282-0063.


Regular Monthly Meetings of our Volunteers:


BLISS HOUSE COMMITTEE:  Every last Wednesday of the month is the Bliss House Committee Meeting @6 PM (CLM Building) 


Center for Lay Ministries Executive Board:  Meet the first Monday of every month, except June.


Center for Lay Ministries Board:   Meet the second Monday of each  month, except June.